A Step In The Right Direction

California (CA) > Rehab Centers in Northridge, CA
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2.7
(8 Reviews)
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9535 Reseda Boulevard Suite 300
Northridge, California 91324

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Treatment Center Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Facility Highlights

Dual-Diagnosis

Bipolar Disorder

Aftercare

Treatment Center Philosophy

A Step in the Right Direction provide substance abuse disorder treatment programs for co-ed, mixed age groups. Treatment options include assessment, intervention, individualized care plans, outpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs, chemical dependency treatment, life and coping skills, addiction education, anger management, individual and group therapy, 12-Step meetings and luxury transitional living.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Linda Ruzich
Executive Director

Ms. Ruzich is the Founder and Executive Director of A Step In The Right Direction and has been working in the recovery field for over 30 years. She has assembled a distinguished team of experts made up of doctors – psychologists, psychiatrists, master’s level therapists and highly educated professionals with wide-ranging experience in treating cases of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

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Dr. Jennifer Mather
Psy. D.

Dr. Mather started her educational career at the London University in London, England. After completing her undergraduate requirements, she returned home to the United States to complete her Bachelors of Psychology with an emphasis in Law and Criminal Behavior at California Lutheran University.Dr. Mather then continued on to earn her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology. During her doctoral training Dr. Mather completed an extensive internship at Aurora Vista Del Mar private psychiatric hospital. This training allowed Dr. Mather to treat many different types of clients with different issues ranging from substance abuse issues, schizophrenia, mood disorders, abuse, and trauma. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a nationally accredited professional school. Dr. Mather’s treatment approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, and motivational interviewing. Her focus is on irrational thoughts or distortions that drive or “fuel” impulsive behavior. “Understanding what purpose the behavior serves, even as unhealthy it may be, is a big part of the process. Changing distorted thoughts, thought stopping, and reframing, are just some of the interventions implemented in her treatment.

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Anon
1.0
Horrible experience here. Stayed for 3 months. Owner had her kids living in the same facility as the clients. When I finally decided to leave the owner told me i'd never make it because she was mad I was leaving. Again - one of the worst sober living/treatment facility.
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Ted
5.0
Excellent
Very luxurious and very clean. The house manager was extremely attentive to the patients every need and was always available 24 hours a day. Hard to find a weakness with this exceptionally well maintained and professionally run facility. From the point of intake the staff and director were very kind and showed a high level of concern and expertise. Very well maintained and beautifully furnished gender specific sober living homes for men and women. The homes are pet friendly, which makes a real feeling of being in your own home. The staff is very gracious and concerned, and take the extra time and effort to make the environment feel so comfortable and safe. Really very well run facilities, with just the right amount of structure and compassion.
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RM
1.0
This is a HORRIBLE program. The services are minimal at best, the staff are unprofessional.
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Evita
4.7
Excellent
I see a lot of negative comments on here but each individual\'s journey is different especially since we are addicts and alcoholics. I\'ve stayed at A Step in the Right Direction twice, once back in 2009 after a 30 day rehab at PRC and this is before ASITRD had an outpatient facility. After rehab I stayed at the house for 5 months and continued to be sober after I left for 5 years. I believe ASITRD gives you a solid foundation to continue building your sobriety but if your not working a program also of some sort, then it doesn\'t really matter where you go for treatment or which sober living you stay at. The current house manager, is the best house manager I\'ve ever had the privilege to live with and I\'ve been at a lot of sober livings from LA to SF, she really takes the time to get to know you individually and help you in any way possible that she can, also she\'s an amazing cook!!! As I mentioned, I had 5 years of sobriety previously after I left the house and I relapsed; so I decided to move from SF to LA to stay at ASITRD since I had such success before but this time they now had the outpatient center not to far from the house and provide transportation to and from the center. I wasn\'t financially able to admit myself in an inpatient program, so this was my first time trying an outpatient program. I ended up attending their outpatient program for 9 months, now not everyone stays that long but I chose to cause that\'s how much help I needed to get sober, everyone\'s story is different. Right now, I am currently at the house; been here 14 months and have been sober 14 months. Before I came here I had lost everything and was staying at a bug bed infested motel 6 on sepulveda with my dying dog Mila. It was horrific and I still can\'t believe I made it out the other end; the light at the end of the tunnel, it is possible. And ASITRD had a huge role in helping me accomplish this. Now, I just got hired at an amazing job, I\'m eligible to get my restricted license (those of us with DUI\'s), my family and friends have let me back into their lives and most of all I just got engaged! I never thought a year ago this would be my fairytale ending. Things still aren\'t perfect and I don\'t have much still, far as material items or a car but I\'m the happiest I\'ve ever been! Thank you to two staff members in particular for being apart of this journey, I couldn\'t be more grateful! xoxo
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Soraya
4.0
Great
Lived here for 16 months. Love the manager and a clean home!!!!
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AZ
1.0
This treatment center is terrible and one of the worst experiences. My advice would be to go to any other treatment center but this one.
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Jp
No Rating
Do not go here scam artists
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AA
2.0
The management is unethical, there is a lack of communication between all of the staff as well as to the clients, and the clinic is very unorganized.
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